Ghosted review

Brit prison drama worth spending time with...

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Hot on Screwed’s heels comes another Brit-flick about life behind bars, this time viewing Porridge from the lags’ perspective.

John Lynch is Jack, a model prisoner who, in taking a shine to newbie Paul (Martin Compston), sets himself on a collision course with wing psycho Craig Parkinson.

Numerous stabbings and one shower rape later, hidden connections come to light which let Craig Viveiros’ slow-burner reach a moderately powerful climax.

It’s no Scum or Shawshank, but on its own modest terms, Ghosted is an engrossing watch that wrings new blood from old clichés.

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Neil Smith is a freelance film critic who has written for several publications, including Total Film. His bylines can be found at the BBC, Film 4 Independent, Uncut Magazine, SFX Magazine, Heat Magazine, Popcorn, and more.